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Alive and Kicking (1958)

Three elderly ladies tire of living in an old people's home and when they heard that they are about to be separated, they make a bid for freedom. They escape to an island off the Irish ... See full summary »

Director:

Cyril Frankel

Writers:

Denis Cannan (screenplay), William Dinner (based on an idea by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sybil Thorndike ... Dora
Kathleen Harrison ... Rosie
Estelle Winwood ... Mabel
Stanley Holloway ... MacDonagh
Joyce Carey ... Matron
Eric Pohlmann ... Captain
Colin Gordon ... Bird Watcher
John Salew John Salew ... Solicitor
Liam Redmond ... Old Man
Marjorie Rhodes Marjorie Rhodes ... Old Woman
Richard Harris ... Lover
Olive McFarland Olive McFarland ... Lover
Anita Sharp-Bolster ... Postmistress
Paul Farrell Paul Farrell ... Postman
Patrick McAlinney ... Policeman
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Three elderly ladies tire of living in an old people's home and when they heard that they are about to be separated, they make a bid for freedom. They escape to an island off the Irish coast and are about to occupy a group of cottages when the owner, an Irish millionaire, just returned from making his fortune in America, appears on the scene. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 June 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Munter und lebendig See more »

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Diador See more »
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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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Film debut of Sir Richard Harris. See more »

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Featured in Irish Cinema: Ourselves Alone? (1995) See more »

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One I Truly Love
(uncredited)
Music by Philip Green
Lyrics by Michael Carr
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Whimsy for Three
22 May 2016 | by drednmSee all my reviews

Whimsical comedy about three old ladies who run away from a nursing home in London and end up on an island off the coast of Ireland. They find a deserted and pass themselves off as the nieces of the owner whom they believe to be dead. The local town rallies around the old ladies, especially after the start a cottage industry for the beautiful sweaters the townswomen knit from wool from local sheep. Far-fetched but delightful as the old ladies rediscover the joy of life and in being busy.

The legendary Sybil Thorndike stars with Estelle Winwood and Kathleen Harrison as the nieces. Stanley Holloway is the dead uncle, Richard Harris (film debut) and Olive McFarland are the lovers, John Salew is the attorney, and Marjorie Rhodes the lead townswoman. Beautiful location shooting adds a lot, and there's a lively rendition of the title song with Thorndike pound away on a piano.

A delight.


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